An Essay on the Opera? Saggio Sopra L'opera in Musica
Anonymous English Translation 1768. Studies in the History & Interpretation of Music S. v. 120
This essay on opera by Francesco Algarotti is an important, but neglected treatise of eighteenth century musical aesthetics. It belongs to that movement in the arts that rejected the artificiality and formality of Baroque style and moved towards the naturalness of expression characteristic of the painting, literature, drama, fashion, and gardening of the latter part of that century.
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"This work has not been readily available in English for a considerable time and a new edition will be of great assistance to all students and scholars of the period." - Professor Julian Rushton, University of Leeds"